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UNITED NATION HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL WILL DEBATE ANWAR’S SODOMY CONVICTION

Switzerland will address the sodomy conviction of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, said his party. The Swiss embassy in Kuala Lumpur has reminded Malaysia that Switzerland lends importance to respecting the rule of law and fair trial, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat in a news release on Friday (Feb 13).

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ANWAR’S SODOMY CASE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On Sept 5, 2004, Anwar won his final appeal against the sodomy conviction in a majority 2-1 ruling and was freed. The judge said the essential part of the offence had not been proven by the prosecution as Azizan, being the only source for the date of the offence, showed inconsistency and contradiction when giving evidence and was therefore not a reliable source. The court also overturned the conviction of Sukma.

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MALAYSIAN OPPOSITION SPLIT OVER MOVE TO IMPOSE ISLAMIC PENAL CODE

It is also unclear if Malaysia's Muslims, though becoming increasingly devout, would support hudud law. Most are reluctant to openly criticise syariah (Islamic) laws that they believe come from Allah and must be carried out to reduce crime and other social woes, but that does not mean they necessarily support their implementation now. Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, an open critic of the move, has added fire to the debate by saying: "There is no justice if hudud is implemented because the hands of a Muslim thief are cut while a non-Muslim spends two months in prison. Is that justice? If it is not justice, then it is not Islamic."

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MH370 HIJACKED AS POLITICAL PROTEST AGAINST ANWAR’S JAIL TERM?

With the authorities settling on what amounts to air piracy, the Daily Mail is reporting a theory that the pilot of MH370 may have hijacked the plane as a political protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's latest sodomy conviction. The British tabloid revealed that hours before he took command of the Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) bound for Beijing last Saturday, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had gone to court on March 7 for the trial and sentencing of Anwar in the sodomy case.

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